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The Resource Back to the garden : nature and the Mediterranean world from prehistory to the present, James H. S. McGregor, (electronic resource)

Back to the garden : nature and the Mediterranean world from prehistory to the present, James H. S. McGregor, (electronic resource)

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Back to the garden : nature and the Mediterranean world from prehistory to the present
Title
Back to the garden
Title remainder
nature and the Mediterranean world from prehistory to the present
Statement of responsibility
James H. S. McGregor
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The garden was the cultural foundation of the early Mediterranean peoples; they acknowledged their reliance on and kinship to the land, and they understood nature through the lens of their diversely cultivated landscape. Their image of the garden underwrote the biblical book of Genesis and the region's three major religions. In this important melding of cultural and ecological histories, James H. S. McGregor suggests that the environmental crisis the world faces today is a result of Western society's abandonment of the "First Nature" principle--of the harmonious interrelationship of human communities and the natural world. The author demonstrates how this relationship, which persisted for millennia, effectively came to an end in the late eighteenth century, when "nature" came to be equated with untamed landscape devoid of human intervention. McGregor's essential work offers a new understanding of environmental accountability while proposing that recovering the original vision of ourselves, not as antagonists of nature but as cultivators of a biological world to which we innately belong, is possible through proven techniques of the past"--
  • "The garden was the cultural foundation of the early Mediterranean peoples; they acknowledged their reliance on and kinship to the land, and they understood nature through the lens of their diversely cultivated landscape. Their image of the garden underwrote the biblical book of Genesis and the region's three major religions. In this important melding of cultural and ecological histories, James H. S. McGregor suggests that the environmental crisis the world faces today is a result of Western society's abandonment of the "First Nature" principle--of the harmonious interrelationship of human communities and the natural world. The author demonstrates how this relationship, which persisted for millennia, effectively came to an end in the late eighteenth century, when "nature" came to be equated with untamed landscape devoid of human intervention. McGregor's essential work offers a new understanding of environmental accountability while proposing that recovering the original vision of ourselves, not as antagonists of nature but as cultivators of a biological world to which we innately belong, is possible through proven techniques of the past"--
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1946-
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McGregor, James H.
Dewey number
304.2/091822
LC call number
GF13.3.M47
LC item number
M34 2015
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  • Human ecology
  • Agriculture
  • Mediterranean Region
  • NATURE / Ecology
  • HISTORY / Social History
  • HISTORY / Historical Geography
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Back to the garden : nature and the Mediterranean world from prehistory to the present, James H. S. McGregor, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001421922
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780300197464
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014022703
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001421922
Label
Back to the garden : nature and the Mediterranean world from prehistory to the present, James H. S. McGregor, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001421922
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780300197464
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014022703
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001421922

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